The U.S. CARSI program has provided Belize with four emergency response vehicles. The pairs of ambulances and support trucks, along with some medical supplies arrived in the country today aboard two U.S. Air Force flights. The donation, according to the U.S. Embassy, is seen as a significant step in helping the National Fire Services’ dream of cross-training their team in emergency medical services. This, it is hoped, will increase access to critical health resources for people in western Belize. Minister responsible for Disaster Risk Management, Orlando Habet was on hand today for the donations. He was quoted as saying that “Providing immediate and effective life-saving care in a safe and clinical working environment with maximum mobility is extremely important in our society.” Belize Heroes, a civil society organisation, is also assisting in this effort. The shipment was facilitated through the Denton Humanitarian Assistance Program, which is jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of State and Defence and USAID.